Joseph Parsons: Equaliser

Comedy (stand-up, lgbt)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Rising star Joseph Parsons presents his hotly anticipated debut hour of comedy about being a gay sports fan. This show looks at the joy of sport for those who love the beautiful game and those who don't. As heard on the BBC's LGBT Sports Podcast. Parsons was dubbed as one of the '10 must-see LGBTQ+ shows of the Fringe, 2019' (TheEdinburghFringe.com). 'Very high energy, well-written material' (The Stand).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: The main entrance is accessed either via an alley and some steps (appximately 20) from Cowgate or from an alley and steps down (approximately 15) from Guthrie St. Once in the venue, this space is accessed vias approximately 20 stairs
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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jamesface 44 days ago

If this guy’s self-written football anthem isn’t the England ‘22 official track, I’ll renounce my homosexuality and return to the dark side.

Mark Oldroyd 44 days ago

Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal - a well structured and well thought out show about sport and being gay - Joe is a likeable high energy comedian, and he’s written the best song for the World Cup in Kuwait !

CG 44 days ago

Surprisingly down to earth, and VERY funny. Ranged from everything from the delights of a Megabus to the ethics of the Qatar World Cup.

phil C 45 days ago

I HATE sport. I went to hear if Joe could justify his love for it. Not sure if he convinced me - but I found him very funny, and genuinely charming on stage.

Blake Farnsworth 49 days ago

After an hour in that room, I’m pretty sure I’ve fallen in love. Joseph’s show is the first of the Fringe that I was truly sad when it came to an end. Filled with comedy for all, straight or gay, sports fan or sports ignorant. Seriously considering booking another ticket for the same show because it was just that good. Easily the best show at the Mash House.

Huw Williams 52 days ago

Would highly recommend going to see Joe's show, especially if you're a fan of sport. It was really funny and engaging throughout and Joe brought a lot of energy to the stage!

Graeme 54 days ago

This show is sodding hilarious. Joe is just effortlessly charming and engaging and he had the audience roaring with laughter. Obviously, one for the sports fan (and the gays) but I went with a friend who’s not remotely into sportball at all and he loved it too.


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Culture Fix (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

Equaliser is a sheer treat as Joseph charmingly draws us into the surprisingly amusing world of sport. Showcasing a skill as a comic storyteller, Joseph delivers a powerhouse high-energy set packed with strong punchlines and shrewd humorous musings.

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